Entering the Dark Forest, we find the fractal beauty of trees and mossy ravines reflected in deep waters. Small crisp flickering marks merge and dissolve on the picture's surface, whilst Layzell's abstract canvases never lose their characteristic deep recession of space. Large swathes of vigorously moving, veiled and dripping paint suggest the movement, patterns and texture of rock, plant matter and water.
Eclectica Contemporary is proud to present its showcase for this year's Miart Art Fair, which offers a jubilant tribute to the rich tapestry of pan-African creative expression. Our exhibition places a special emphasis on the diverse and dynamic work of artists hailing from Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt, each of whom contribute significantly to the ongoing discourse surrounding contemporary African art.
Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team, have always been to provide a platform that highlights and celebrates the narratives of and from the African continent and so, by hosting a group exhibition in August each year, our focus turns towards sharing the stories of woman and non-binary artists. This means turning towards conversations around the impact of gender, its definitions, and the constraints that shape and reflect society at large.
Working mostly on large canvases, sometimes coupling or grouping panels together, Georgia Lane presents In this Time, a solo exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary that explores the juxtaposition of time and place, questioning the boundaries of memories and actions by creating intricate paintings that reminisce and record places past. The works are vivid in their chaos and yet exhibit a calming order
Samson Mnisi Samson Mnisi also whose late name translates to “Rain maker”. Born in 1971 in Lesotho, Samson is a Soweto Based Artists, who studied Fine Art and photography at FUBA Academy. He has had numerous groups and solo exhibitions, locally and internationally. His art is a symbolic language of an abstract thought. He uses patterns, lines, symbols and color
Natasha Barnes, Featuring Leila Fanner Natasha Barnes, born in 1969, is one of South Africa’s most celebrated Abstract artists. Natasha’s paintings take inspiration found in her travels and her love for the rich African images surrounding her life, this can be seen in Indian Summer as there is an expression of freedom and unhindered exploration in the painting. Her experience
THE THREE ABSTRACTIONS: love, time and death As an invited artist for the new Eclectica Collection's space, we are excited to announce a new exhibition ‘The Three Abstractions: Love, Time and Death’ with Hussein Salim. The exhibition will feature a series of work from Salim’s catalogue to form a solo show. The exhibition has been curated around themes that are prevalent